Courses

Courses

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Courses

This course is designed to familiarize students with the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn methods of enhancing and working with high-resolution images for various media outputs, and are given the confidence to tackle complex photo-illustrations.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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60140 12 eve We May 11, 2016 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $535 Main Campus
60139 6 day Sa May 14, 2016 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier $535 Main Campus
  and 6 day Sa Jul 09, 2016 1000-1300    

Using the newest Adobe technology, students will learn advanced methods of photo-illustration and composing multi-layered images. Emphasis in this course is placed equally on technical and aesthetic imaging considerations, and production techniques for photo-composites.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 1 or equivalent.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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60138 6 aft Sa May 14, 2016 1400-1700 Kevin Lanthier $535 Main Campus
  and 6 aft Sa Jul 09, 2016 1400-1700    

Photoshop is an essential tool for providing visual solutions to our most demanding projects. Photoshop contains many advanced features that allow you to produce creative composites and explore your creativity further. This compelling course is aimed at those who want to hone their Photoshop techniques and delve deep into Photoshops powerful functionality.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 2.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

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The prerequisite courses Basic Darkroom and Practical Darkroom lay the foundations of best practices and techniques to produce high quality photographic silver gelatin prints. Advanced Black and White concentrates on taking those same materials far beyond their design boundaries and perhaps far beyond photography. In a highly experimental environment, you will take charge of your materials, and in combination with your personal aesthetic, and with just a little luck, you will transform your ingredients from basic materials to art medium. Your results may no longer be recognizable as photography, but they will be instantly recognizable as art. The exact path you will take is not pre-determined the combinations of techniques and ideas are truly endless. Well explore physical and chemical photographic phenomena together in a directed, but truly experimental manner, so your final destination is unknown but wherever you go, there you are.Prerequisites: Practical Darkroom (or equivalent).Note: This course is film-based, and not designed for digital photographers.

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60287 9 eve Mo Apr 25, 2016 1800-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$525 Main Campus

Expand upon the experience gained in Practical Lighting with lectures, demonstrations, student shooting sessions, and an intensive, in-depth look at photographic lighting. Experiment with unconventional techniques and the manipulation of sunlight in relation to a variety of subjects including people, still life, editorial, automobiles, and architecture.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60288 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 Greg Blue $520 Main Campus

This course introduces students to the very specialized genre of interior and exterior architectural photography. Aspects such as equipment selection, lighting, contemporary styles, and aesthetics, as well as the business side of the genre are all addressed. For the shooter that appreciates the beauty and challenge of photographs that adorn the pages of contemporary home-style magazines, this course is a must.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting/Photoshop Level I.

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Basic Darkroom is your foundation course for all of the darkroom arts and sciences. Working under amber safelights, you will experience the magic of black and white photographs emerging from the darkness before your eyes. The main goal of this course is to get you entirely safe and self-sufficient in the black and white darkroom from shooting film to efficient work habits to mixing chemistry to processing film to handling enlargers to printing, toning and finishing your photographs its all here. With diligence, you will finish this course with better-than-lab quality mounted black and white prints and the confidence to continue working in the darkroom on your own. An added benefit: by week 4 you should be self-sufficient enough to use the darkrooms during Open Studio on Sunday afternoons. You must have a film camera (35mm or 120 medium format) and a light-meter (in-camera is best!) for this course please bring them to our first session.

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60290 9 eve Th Apr 28, 2016 1800-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$445 Main Campus

This entry-level course covers the basics of photography as they apply to Digital SLR cameras. Covering traditional aspects such as exposure, depth-of-field, and composition, the course also delves into basic digital controls such as white balance, histograms, and elemental workflow. A DSLR is a must for this course.Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

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60293 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $455 Main Campus
60291 11 eve Tu May 03, 2016 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $455 Main Campus
60295 12 eve Tu/Th Jul 26, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $455 Main Campus

This course teaches you how to go from A to Z with your digital photos. It will help you take your photos through the necessary process to do what you want with them, as well as show you how to obtain maximum quality in every photo, through exposure to archiving, and from digital-specific techniques to digital-specific problems. Taught on a Mac.Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

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60296 12 eve Mo Apr 25, 2016 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $480 Main Campus

This introductory course focuses on developing the necessary communication and technical skills to obtain the most out of models. Students will gain practical experience through thematic studio sessions ranging from commercial comedy to corporate drama, music, beauty, and sports as they further investigate their DSLR or SLR camera functions. Also explored are strategies in effective auditioning and hiring of talent.Prerequisites: Basic Photography (film or digital).

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This course is designed to help students explore all aspects and avenues for marketing their skills as photographers and illustrators. The topics covered in the course are relevant to all specialties in photography and illustration, from commercial and editorial to portraiture, wedding, photojournalism, and freelance illustration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the traditional methods of marketing, including portfolio development and formats, advertising, public relations, networking, personal selling, photographic agents, websites, and social networking. For those looking to identify their place in the dynamic world of photography and illustration, this course will help you research potential markets and find your niche. Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent.

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This course introduces students to the extraordinary world of Macro Photography. Whether shooting scientific, natural, or abstract images, Macro Photography exposes students to an entirely new world of image making. Students will learn about the tools and technical considerations of macro work and will explore a world where detail and limited depth of field create extraordinary landscapes.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography

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60300 12 eve Th Apr 28, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $525 Main Campus

Learn to make rather than take photographs by exploring the fundamentals of composition, design, and conceptualization. Focus on contemporary and historical issues of photography and its vocabulary (balance, movement, contrast, juxtaposition, etc.). Also study the impact of these visual aspects on commercial and fine art buyers. Practical applications and practices are demonstrated throughout the course.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60301 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 James La Bounty $480 Main Campus

Take the painting with light technique, as learned in Advanced Studio Lighting, and push it to the creative edge. Using various coloured gels, flashlights and mini strobes, achieve wildly unconventional results with neon colours and incredible light patterns.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting.

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This course is designed for students who are beyond the basics of photography and covers aspects such as shooting RAW versus JPEG, custom white-balance control, a review of depth of field and composition, as well as lighting theory and practice for still-life and people. Students require their own digital SLR, and a flash is also recommended.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography or equivalent, and Basic Digital Workflow.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60303 12 eve Mo Apr 25, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $455 Main Campus
60305 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $455 Main Campus
60306 13 aft Sa Apr 30, 2016 1400-1700 Jeff Weddell $455 Main Campus
60307 12 eve Mo/We Jul 25, 2016 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $455 Main Campus

This course introduces students to the enormous video-capture potential of the latest DSLR cameras. It covers camera functions, as well as lighting and continuity. Students must have their own camera capable of HD video capture.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

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60308 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 Thomas Fillingham $450 CS-Broadway Campus

This course examines the world of magazine photography and what it takes to get those juicy assignments, produce the images and make a living in one of the most highly-charged areas in today's photography market. Students will work on a wide range of typical editorial assignments such as portraiture, travel, conceptual photo illustration, fashion and still life images.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent

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60309 16 eve Mo/We Jul 18, 2016 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $535 Main Campus

Discover the various aspects of fashion photography including styles and types of fashion shooting, lighting techniques, and the technique and protocol of working with models. Shooting sessions with models, make-up artists and fashion stylists, along with a guest lecture by a modelling agency director are included in this coursePrerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting.

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60310 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Lurenda Mastromonaco $480 Main Campus

This course will provide you with an understanding of what Fine Art Photography is as well as expand your awareness of different approaches to art interpretation. You will start by learning through the works of the classic masters in painting and transition into the masters of photography, to reach a comprehensive understanding of artistic expression. Students will learn to create images with vision and intention through lectures, slide shows, shooting sessions and critiques.

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60311 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $515 Main Campus

Explore the problems and solutions specific to shooting food and beverages. Students will produce their own work with the help of a professional food stylist.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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Review the art of photojournalism and the photo-essay. Improve your technical ability to use equipment and materials quickly and with confidence in a variety of situations. Camera technique, composition, picture editing, picture layout, and working to specifications are some of the topics covered.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting.

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This course explores the world of fine art figure study photography. Students learn stylistic approaches from both historic and contemporary perspectives, along with various lighting techniques and considerations, for full-length and detail figure photography. Both digital and film photography can be applied to this challenging and rewarding area of practice.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting.

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Explore portraiture within the realms of several photographic applications: classic (traditional), commercial (editorial & advertising) and fine art (interpretive & abstract). The course covers lighting, posing, style and concept of the photographic portrait.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting

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60315 12 eve Th May 05, 2016 1830-2130 Adam Blasberg $520 Main Campus

A photographers portfolio has always been their most important marketing tool. It is important for you to have a portfolio that not only impresses the viewer with your vision, but also your mastery of technique. In this course you will have the opportunity to create a portfolio that shows the unique aspects of your work from concept to completion. Group critiques and discussions will be important elements.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting

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60317 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 James Balderston $515 Main Campus
  and 11 eve Tu Apr 29, 2016 1830-2130    

Learn the fundamental theories and techniques of lighting. This course covers equipment selection and lighting techniques with an emphasis on practical shooting sessions in and out of the studio, some using models. Learn to harness the potential of lighting, using it to suit the needs of your subject.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60318 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 James La Bounty $515 Main Campus
60319 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $515 Main Campus
60321 18 eve Tu/Th Jul 19, 2016 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $515 Main Campus

Want to take your lighting skills to a whole new level? Study still life. This course explores the world of product and still life shooting, from jewellery to automobiles, commercial to conceptual. Students will hone their lighting skills on large and small objects with a variety of surfaces and challenges all in a specialty that demads perfection from the photographer.Prerequisite: Advanced Studio Lighting

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60322 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Greg Blue $535 Main Campus

This course covers the many skills that are needed to run a retail portrait photography studio. You will learn how to align your personal style, your photographic style, and your business style to create a product that your retail clients will love. You will learn how to create portrait sessions that work for both you and your clients and how to develop products that enhance your photography and your sales.

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This course is the long-awaited expansion of photographer/instructor Christopher Morris acclaimed speedlight workshop. To heck with expensive battery-powered strobe rentals; see what you can do with just a couple of good quality flash units and a little imagination. Lighting master Morris will take students through the theory and practice of small flash lighting and introduce them to the incredible potential of modern units when combined with numerous methods of triggering them.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60324 12 eve Th Apr 28, 2016 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $525 Main Campus

With rapid advances in smartphone technology the smartphone has become a viable way of making photographs, and is becoming the camera of choice for many photographers. In this course, students will have the opportunity to learn about the aesthetics, techniques, and applications of smartphone photography through a series of field trips and image review. This course is geared for both the experienced photographer and the person whos discovered the love of photography solely through their smart phone.

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This course is designed to teach students how to capture the essence of the urban landscape in a personalized and generally edgy fashion. Comprised largely of field trips, the course tackles equipment issues, the ethics and practicalities of photographing street life, and when and where to best break photographic rules.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography.

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60327 12 eve We Apr 27, 2016 1830-2130 James Balderston $470 Main Campus
  and 11 eve We Apr 29, 2016 1830-2130    

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of sports photography. Topics include equipment choices, the ethics of sports photography, dealing with venues, and numerous photographic techniques. Students shoot with actual athletes in a variety of sports including fencing, gymnastics, and hockey. You will also learn how to shoot sports effectively using both available and controlled lighting.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

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This no-fee course provides students access to the facilities outside class times. To register, students must have successfully completed the Practical Lighting power pack test (for studio access), OR Basic Darkroom. Current students in the latter will also be offered access to the darkroom.

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60328 16 aft Su May 01, 2016 1400-1800 Lloyd Barnes,
Jason Delaney,
Calvin Gehlen,
Mark Gibbon,
Tanya Goehring,
Ehsan Haji-Mahdizadeh-Zargar,
Kurtis Stewart
Main Campus

In this course you will learn all aspects of travel photography, both in the field and in the classroom. Great photographers come from all over the world to document Vancouver; learn travel photography by visiting your own home town and seeing it for the first time.

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60329 12 eve Th Apr 28, 2016 1830-2130 Ross Durant $525 Main Campus

This is an introductory course to today's contemporary and competitive world of wedding photography designed to help students grasp basic issues and techniques of wedding photography, from communicating with your subjects to stylistic and technical approaches that range from formal to candid. It also addresses business and marketing, allowing photographers to provide contemporary wedding photography with an artistic sensibility.Prerequisites:Practical Lighting.

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60330 3 eve Mo Apr 25, 2016 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $520 Main Campus
  and 7 eve Mo Jun 06, 2016 1830-2130    
60331 3 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $520 Main Campus
  and 7 eve Tu Jun 07, 2016 1830-2130    

The role of an assistant to a commercial photographer is one of the best routes into a career as a professional photographer. From business basics, set etiquette, to hands on studio set-up, this course will introduce you to the role an assistant plays within a team to produce a successful shoot. Special guest speakers, photographers who work with assistants and top local assistants, will offer invaluable advice on current trends in commercial shoots/gear/software, and the best assets for being a great assistant. This practical course is recommended for students seeking to work as a photography assistant and for photographers who plan to hire assistants and work with them on their own shoots.

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This course is a survey of the history of photography from its origins to its present state. Students explore the historical context in which the medium was invented and evolved. Photography is not a single process but rather a new way of seeing and thinking. This course looks at photographers and their styles and artistic movements in photography.

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60617 12 eve Tu Apr 26, 2016 1830-2130 Maria Harper $430 Main Campus